Things to Consider When Hiring a Cherry Picker

A cherry picker is a versatile aerial platform used in a wide variety of applications, including building maintenance and repairs, renovations, and new construction, as well as in warehousing and logistics to name a few. Improving safety and security when working at heights, they are easy and fast to set up and quick to move throughout a work site. Height 4 Hire is Queensland’s leading access hire company, we can help with affordable cherry pickers as well as diesel scissor lift hire, diesel knuckle boom hire and more. Cherry pickers can save you time, money and allow you to get the job done efficiently, but before you choose cherry picker hire, there’s a few important things to take into consideration.

What Type of Cherry Picker Do I Need?

Cherry pickers are available in several types including those with telescopic booms that extend straight out and up or articulated booms that can help you manoeuvre into tight and hard to reach spaces. Different cherry pickers have different features and controls for basket movement, as well as lateral and vertical movement. Some models allow you to change the angle of the basket, and some are more suitable for rougher terrain.

How High Do I Need to Go?

It’s important to understand the scope of your project and how much reach, both vertical and horizontal, you need. There are different models available that have varied maximum working vertical heights so make sure you hire a model that will meet your needs.

What is the Maximum Outreach?

Each cherry picker has an outreach, this is how far the machine can reach out sideways. It is better to hire a cherry picker that allows for more reach than you need, this will ensure you can safely and easily reach into any areas where you will be working.

What Is the Safe Working Load?

Each cherry picker manufacturer indicates a safe working load for each style and model. The cherry picker you rent must be rated to carry the weight of all required workers in the basket, as well as all the tools and equipment they need. The safe working load can be found in the user manual or spec sheet, as well as on the machine itself. Overloading a cherry picker can make the base unstable which can cause it to collapse or tip-over, which can result in serious injuries or even death.

Is the Job Indoors or Outdoors?

For jobs inside, you may need to hire an electric powered cherry picker as these don’t emit any dangerous fumes like diesel powered models. If you are working inside, you should also consider if you will have to navigate tight or narrow spaces so that you hire an appropriately sized model. If you are working outside, check that the ground is flat. If the terrain is rough or sloped, consult your access hire company for recommendations on the most suitable cherry picker for your requirements.

Hire a Cherry Picker Today

Height 4 Hire specialises in cherry picker hire solutions for almost any application. Our experienced team can help you select the right access equipment so that you can get your job or project done safely and efficiently. Call us today on (07) 3713 0500 or enquire online now. Well known in the hire industry for providing reliable, safe, and well-maintained equipment, we also strive to provide competitive rates and flexible hire terms. Speak with our friendly team today to find out more.